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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Black.

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How Far From Black to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Black to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Black to:

  • Geneva [Map], which is the Seat of Geneva County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Black to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,320 miles [11,780.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,202 miles [8,371.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Black ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Black.

While the name Black is unique within Alabama, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Black   [Map]
Distance: About 4,012 miles [6,456.7 km] to the North Northwest

Georgia

Bulloch County

Our profile page for Black, Bulloch County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Bulloch County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Idaho

Jerome County

Our profile page for Black, Jerome County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jerome County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Edwards County

Our profile page for Black, Edwards County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Black, Reynolds County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Black, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Garfield County

Our profile page for Black, Garfield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Garfield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Black, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Black, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Jackson County

Our profile page for Black, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Parmer County

Our profile page for Black, Parmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the West Northwest

Titus County

Our profile page for Black, Titus County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Titus County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Black, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Black. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Black. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Black) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Black. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0102, Longitude: -85.7428     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Black to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.879 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.019 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.405 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Black.



 
 
 

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